The Philadelphia Flyers went from within two games of a Stanley Cup in 2010 to a complete overhaul of their roster two seasons later. The Flyers were swept out of the playoffs this year by a bigger and stronger Boston Bruins team who clearly had a huge advantage in net.
Chairman Ed Snider and GM Paul Holmgren traded away what was considered for six years to be the corner stones of the franchise in Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. They traded for the rights to goalie Ilya Bryzgalov and consequently signed him a to huge 9-year, $51 million deal.
Are the Flyers better suited to win the Stanley Cup in 2011? Will they have enough scoring with the departures of so many key players? Can James Van Riemsdyk and Claude Giroux become the superstars that everyone expects them to be at such a young age?
What we do know is that this season will have all of Flyer's Nation glued to their TV's to see how quickly this suddenly young team can come together.
Let's grade all of the Philadelphia Flyers offseason moves so far.